LG OLED 48" TV OLED48CX5LC - £1399 delivered @ Appliances Direct
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LG OLED 48" TV OLED48CX5LC - £1399 delivered @ Appliances Direct

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Posted 22nd May
LG OLED 48" TV £100 off rrp

  • SELF-LIT LG OLED: the most innovative technology in TV
  • Ultimate 4K Ultra HD picture quality enhanced by the LG α9 Gen 3 processor
  • Dolby Atmos giving immersive three-dimensional sound
  • Premium thin design and sleek metallic stand.
  • Award-winning smart platform: LG webOS
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Only reason to buy this is if you can't have a 65 or 55 C9 / B9 due to size
For those who believe bigger is always better, I envy you, I mean, er., the reason this is seemingly expensive is because it's harder to fit 4k's worth of OLED pixels into 48" than something bigger. So while a 55" will be £-4-lb better value, it's simply easier to manufacture. This is not overpriced, it's just horses for courses.
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Although a deal you can pick up a C9 55” for this money.
Why would you get this over the 55 inch C9 which is £100 cheaper?
stuellis22/05/2020 13:18

Although a deal you can pick up a C9 55” for this money.


Could pick up the 65” B9 for cheaper last week too.
Gibzen22/05/2020 13:19

Could pick up the 65” B9 for cheaper last week too.


I’d take the C9 55” but yes agree with point.
Only reason to buy this is if you can't have a 65 or 55 C9 / B9 due to size
You can't always fit a larger TV where you want it.

I have a 55" in the living room but I'm after a 48"-49" for my bedroom as I'm limited by the space in between built in wardrobes and that's the biggest that will fit

That said, I'd agree that this is still too expensive yet and wouldn't want to spend more than £800-£900 on a TV this size, so would personally wait for it to fall more than this (which it almost certainly will)
Edited by: "DontRun" 22nd May
Defo buying this to use as my PC gaming monitor but will wait until Black Friday when it's hopefully below a grand. HDMI 2.1 graphics cards should be out by that time as well.
I'd hold out on buying until more widely available. Release date isn't confirmed yet. This includes Currys who still don't have confirmed dates.

I'm buying one for the bedroom. Can't wait
For those who believe bigger is always better, I envy you, I mean, er., the reason this is seemingly expensive is because it's harder to fit 4k's worth of OLED pixels into 48" than something bigger. So while a 55" will be £-4-lb better value, it's simply easier to manufacture. This is not overpriced, it's just horses for courses.
They’ve priced this completely wrong as expected compared to the 55/65 was never going to work..
EmptyArea22/05/2020 13:45

For those who believe bigger is always better, I envy you, I mean, er., …For those who believe bigger is always better, I envy you, I mean, er., the reason this is seemingly expensive is because it's harder to fit 4k's worth of OLED pixels into 48" than something bigger. So while a 55" will be £-4-lb better value, it's simply easier to manufacture. This is not overpriced, it's just horses for courses.


You are in danger of bringing a logical point to the table. These are usually not tolerated on here
JontyMick22/05/2020 14:01

You are in danger of bringing a logical point to the table. These are …You are in danger of bringing a logical point to the table. These are usually not tolerated on here


That maybe, but ‘Joe Bloggs’ will never see it like that.
JontyMick22/05/2020 14:01

You are in danger of bringing a logical point to the table. These are …You are in danger of bringing a logical point to the table. These are usually not tolerated on here


You may well be right but I bet the main reason for the relatively high price is that this size panel doesn't have the same economies of scale compared to 55 and 65". It's a new screen size isn't it?
Before you buy this TV read this, definitely worth considering the LG C9 over this unless you need a smaller TV


google.co.uk/amp…mp/
wish the rrp was maybe max 1100, then drops to £800 on black friday. but decent deal non the less.

should have done better with their pricing as not everyone can fit 55inch in their room
I wanted a 48" to upgrade my 42" Plasma. Not because I think the 42" is small but because 55" is a little to big. I to was hoping for a keener price than this & also having much the same bells & whistles as a 55". Still with just 48" to play with the picture should be a little sharper.
Edited by: "Kulaak" 22nd May
wilburscoville919122/05/2020 14:10

You may well be right but I bet the main reason for the relatively high …You may well be right but I bet the main reason for the relatively high price is that this size panel doesn't have the same economies of scale compared to 55 and 65". It's a new screen size isn't it?


It's been very difficult and expensive to manufacture 48" oled panels hence the price
pi3rc3y22/05/2020 14:19

Before you buy this TV read this, definitely worth considering the LG C9 …Before you buy this TV read this, definitely worth considering the LG C9 over this unless you need a smaller TV https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.forbes.com/sites/johnarcher/2020/05/04/lgs-2020-4k-oled-and-lcd-tvs-dont-support-full-hdmi-21/amp/


1. C9 is not in 48" so not relevant for those after a screen smaller than 55"
2. The fact it's not "full" 2.1 is irrelevant. You don't miss out on anything. It's not a 12bit panel, there is no signs of 12bit panels and kit.
DontRun22/05/2020 13:24

Sometimes you cant always fit a larger TV in a particular space or your …Sometimes you cant always fit a larger TV in a particular space or your viewing distance from the TV isn't enough so it would be too in your face.


Only if you live in a doll's house

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Part of me wishes you could buy smaller cheaper 1080p oled panels. Oled and HDR makes much more of a difference to image quality than 4k.
Given LG are pitching this smaller 48" as a gaming screen - compared to a high end monitor it is priced well. Given discounts are appearing even before it's released bodes well for black Friday sales. I'll be picking one up to replace my ultrawide PC monitor once Ampere hits the market later in the year. Heat from me
Edited by: "StayatHomeSaveLives" 22nd May
I just brought a LG OLED55C9PLA and one things that wasn't ever mentioned and is completely unforgivable, is the power lead is both too short for most uses and also uses a custom socket, hidden under a panel, to connect to the TV, so obviously isn't supposed to be swapped out. I suspect this TV is the same.

This is a real PITA and for a TV likely to be used for some sophisticated AV setups, where you're more likely to need to pass the power cord through narrow openings and cable trays etc., looks like a deliberate ploy to get you to invalidate the guarantee by removing the mains plug etc.

Every other TV I've ever installed (and that's lots over the years inc. 60" LG plasmas), had either industry standard 3 pin "kettle", or 2 pin 'figure of 8' sockets on the back of the set. When there's not a lot between the brands sets, it makes me wish I'd bought e.g. a Samsung.
Edited by: "tristans" 22nd May
tristans22/05/2020 17:14

I just brought a LG OLED55C9PLA and one things that wasn't ever mentioned …I just brought a LG OLED55C9PLA and one things that wasn't ever mentioned and is completely unforgivable, is the power lead is both too short for most uses and also uses a custom socket, hidden under a panel, to connect to the TV, so obviously isn't supposed to be swapped out. I suspect this TV is the same.This is a real PITA and for a TV likely to be used for some sophisticated AV setups, where you're more likely to need to pass the power cord through narrow openings and cable trays etc., looks like a deliberate ploy to get you to invalidate the guarantee by removing the mains plug etc.Every other TV I've ever installed (and that's lots over the years inc. 60" LG plasmas), had either industry standard 3 pin "kettle", or 2 pin 'figure of 8' sockets on the back of the set. When there's not a lot between the brands sets, it makes me wish I'd bought e.g. a Samsung.


Just run an extension cable.
Marbler22/05/2020 17:58

Just run an extension cable.


I can't as then have a mains plug and socket on my mantle piece
So people are arguing why have a brand new 2020 model when it's more expensive than a larger 2019 model :/ I thoughts that's how life works?
amjl23/05/2020 08:37

So people are arguing why have a brand new 2020 model when it's more …So people are arguing why have a brand new 2020 model when it's more expensive than a larger 2019 model :/ I thoughts that's how life works?

I suppose you could argue this year's range, especially the C series, has launched at a lower price point than many expected which now makes the 55" version of this new model a bit of a steal at only £400 more never mind being able to snare last year's bigger C9 for at least 100 quid less.

That all said your point is a very valid one and had LG priced this year's 55" more in line with previous years so in excess of 2 grand nobody would be saying any of this.
StayatHomeSaveLives22/05/2020 17:09

Given LG are pitching this smaller 48" as a gaming screen - compared to a …Given LG are pitching this smaller 48" as a gaming screen - compared to a high end monitor it is priced well. Given discounts are appearing even before it's released bodes well for black Friday sales. I'll be picking one up to replace my ultrawide PC monitor once Ampere hits the market later in the year. Heat from me


Where are the discounts?
Delivery date on this has gone back again. Avoid until date is confirmed
furber23/05/2020 23:18

Where are the discounts?


Here is one ^. Same price at BOX.co.uk. Currys had it up for £1299 2 weeks ago. Only marginal discount from the £1499 rrp but a saving all the same. I'll be waiting for some reviews before I pull the trigger.
I have no idea what you mean sorry. The CX 48 has never been advertised at 1299. Box listed it weeks ago but have since removed as delayed.
It was posted on here 30/4/20 @ 1299 at Currys. Not sure if it was a misprice but plenty of comments suggest it was honoured.
TV hasn't been released yet so not sure how it's been honoured
Of course. This is a sought after product so plenty of places are taking preorders - like currys. It was always flagged for a June release once details of the CX range was announced by LG.
StayatHomeSaveLives24/05/2020 21:00

Of course. This is a sought after product so plenty of places are taking …Of course. This is a sought after product so plenty of places are taking preorders - like currys. It was always flagged for a June release once details of the CX range was announced by LG.


Better off getting last year's C series if you want it for gaming according to Vincent


youtube.com/wat…x5o
He posted that video before he received a CX unit for review. I think I'll be happy with 10 bit on a 10 bit panel on the CX. I have a C9 in the lounge which is admittedly mint but too big to hook up to my pc
StayatHomeSaveLives24/05/2020 22:11

He posted that video before he received a CX unit for review. I think I'll …He posted that video before he received a CX unit for review. I think I'll be happy with 10 bit on a 10 bit panel on the CX. I have a C9 in the lounge which is admittedly mint but too big to hook up to my pc


Got our 55" C9 in the bedroom

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Just watching the Broad smashing Aussie at Trent Bridge again hard to believe it was 5 years ago
I went for ambilight in the bedroom. Not bad for a cheap TV. The CX48 will be replacing an ultrawide monitor in the mancave. The smaller size has an optimal distance of 3ft which will work well.
Voted hot for £100 off rrp, but still going to wait for sub-1k. This will be a killer pc monitor
As an FYI it looks like the RRP for these is going to be £1399 and not the original £1499 LG announced. Just spoke to Richer Sounds who gave this update. Stock still not in the country as LG have had issues getting them in. ETA is sometime in June. No date confirmed however
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